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Urban Cycling / hauling child, plus - trailer recommendations?
« on: May 02, 2008, 01:34:09 am »
Excellent! Thanks, Becky. :)

~ Jessica ~

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Urban Cycling / hauling child, plus - trailer recommendations?
« on: April 17, 2008, 01:24:47 pm »
** also posted in Gear Talk - since it's a commuting/around town question, thought I'd ask here, as well. Thanks! **

Hi there ...

New to the forum, but a (renewed) ACA member. Yay!

My son just turned 1 and I'd like to get a trailer to hook up to my Trek 520 (maybe to my Trek mt bike & hubby's Schwinn). I'll use it mostly to get around town - to daycare, to work, to grocery store, etc. I'm wanting to get into some longer riding again, around 25-40 miles with the trailer.

Any IRL experiences? Recommendations? I've been looking at the Burley D'Lite. That seems to get good reviews, but it's spendy (though I'm sure I'll get my money's worth!).

Oh, and I should mention that I do need to consider weight because my small town is built into river bluffs, so lots of hills! Any of my longer rides would start & end with a 6% grade to get in & out of town.

TIA!

~ Jessica ~

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Gear Talk / hauling child, plus - trailer recommendations?
« on: April 20, 2008, 11:18:08 am »
Thanks for the responses.

I have been scouring ebay and posted an ISO on CraigsList (though CL isn't real active around here). So, we'll see how far I get!

It's tempting, though, to suck it up and buy the 2008 model for $500+, which now features elastomer suspension. Or, I could buy an 07 on clearance for $400. Or, a used for probably $250-300 with shipping.

Is the new suspension worth it?

Now, I'm expecting to get several years of use. My son is only a year old now, and I hope to have another one or two to haul around. So, I could get as much as 4-5 years out of it. Is that worth it to spend another $200-250 on something new?

~ Jessica ~

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Gear Talk / hauling child, plus - trailer recommendations?
« on: April 17, 2008, 01:18:38 pm »
Hi there ...

New to the forum, but a (renewed) ACA member. Yay! :)

My son just turned 1 and I'd like to get a trailer to hook up to my Trek 520 (maybe to my Trek mt bike & hubby's Schwinn). I'll use it mostly to get around town - to daycare, to work, to grocery store, etc. I'm wanting to get into some longer riding again, around 25-40 miles with the trailer.

Any IRL experiences? Recommendations? I've been looking at the Burley D'Lite. That seems to get good reviews, but it's spendy (though I'm sure I'll get my money's worth!).

Oh, and I should mention that I do need to consider weight because my small town is built into river bluffs, so lots of hills! Any of my longer rides would start & end with a 6% grade to get in & out of town.

TIA! :p

~ Jessica ~

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Routes / Lewis & Clark Trail
« on: April 17, 2008, 11:10:19 pm »
I live in Chamberlain SD and can help you out in this area. North from here to Pierre is a beautiful ride, challenging though through the river breaks. I have to refresh my memory on the route south of here. Feel free to send me a note with any questions. :)

~ Jessica ~

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